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NBA Draft 2019

NBA Draft 2019: Which players have been selected with the 59th overall pick?

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Pat Cummings and Sedric Toney (NBA Getty Images)

Having traded their first round pick to the San Antonio Spurs in the deal that brought Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, the Raptors have only one pick in the 2019 NBA Draft - the 29th in the second round, 59th overall.

While the Raptors have drafted about as well as any other team in the league in recent years, it's almost unprecedented for a team to select an impact player at that point of the draft. Of the 49 players to have been taken with the 59th overall pick in Basketball Reference's database, only 10 have logged as little as one minute in an NBA game.

And of those 10, only two have appeared in over 40 games in their NBA careers: Pat Cummings, who played in 683 games between 1979 and 1991, and Sedric Toney, who played in 112 games between 1985-94.

The two most recent 59th overall picks are George King (2018) and Jaron Blossomgame (2017). King played in only one game with the Phoenix Suns this season, but after one and a half successful seasons in the G League, which included a championship and an All-NBA G League Third Team selection, Blossomgame signed a two-way contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played in 27 games this season.

So who could the Raptors select with the 59th pick in this year's draft? NBADraft.net currently has them taking Sagaba Konate out of West Virginia while CBS Sports has them taking Miye Oni out of Yale, The Ringer has them taking Daquan Jeffries out of Tulsa and The Athletic has them taking Paul Eboua, a Cameroonian forward who spent last season playing in Italy.

Could one of them - or someone else - make a name for themselves like Cummings did?

History of the 59th pick
Draft Team Player College
2018 PHO George King University of Colorado
2017 SAS Jaron Blossomgame Clemson University
2016 SAC Isaiah Cousins University of Oklahoma
2015 ATL Dimitrios Agravanis
2014 TOR Xavier Thames San Diego State University
2013 MIN Bojan Dubljevic
2012 SAS Marcus Denmon University of Missouri
2011 SAS Adam Hanga
2010 ORL Stanley Robinson University of Connecticut
2009 LAL Chinemelu Elonu Texas A&M University
2008 DET Deron Washington Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2007 PHO D.J. Strawberry University of Maryland
2006 SAS Damir Markota
2005 ATL Cenk Akyol
2004 IND Rashad Wright University of Georgia
1988 MIA Nate Johnston University of Tampa
1987 WSB Danny Pearson Jacksonville University
1986 GSW Wendell Alexis Syracuse University
1985 ATL Sedric Toney University of Dayton
1984 PHO Murray Jarman Clemson University
1983 NJN Bruce Kuczenski University of Connecticut
1982 NJN Jimmy Black University of North Carolina
1981 CLE Russell Bowers American University
1980 PHO John Campbell Clemson University
1979 HOU Ricardo Brown Pepperdine University
1978 MIL Pat Cummings University of Cincinnati
1977 SAS Dan Henderson Arkansas State University
1976 MIL Dan Frost University of Iowa
1975 PHI Louis Dunbar University of Houston
1974 HOU Larry Robinson University of Texas at Austin
1973 MIL Clyde Turner University of Minnesota
1972 PHO Matt Gantt St. Bonaventure University
1971 GSW Greg Gary St. Bonaventure University
1970 POR Jim Penix Bowling Green State University
1969 MIL Ken Heitz University of California, Los Angeles
1968 LAL Lou Shephard Missouri State University
1967 LAL Gary Keller University of Florida
1966 PHI Red Robbins University of Tennessee
1965 CIN Jeff Gehring Miami University
1964 SFW David Lee University of San Francisco
1963 STL Ken Rohloff North Carolina State University
1962 SFW Howie Montgomery University of Texas-Pan American
1961 CHP Dave Voss University of Tulsa
1960 DET Mike Yugovich Youngstown State University
1959 STL Willie Merriwether Purdue University
1958 NYK Milt Kane University of Utah
1957 STL Bill Darragh University of Louisville
1954 BOS Paul Estergaard Bradley University
1951 MNL Deward Dopson Arkansas Tech University

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